Thursday, January 12, 2012

Liquigas-Cannondale Presentation

The official presentation of the 2012 team took place today in Milan at the headquarters of Citroën Italia. Citroën the car French car manufacturer? Yes, the French car manufacturer is a new partner and will supply the team vehicles for 2012.

If you must know the the Citroëns being provided are ten Citroën C5 Tourer as race cars, two Citroën Jumpy Atlante for transporting the team, and two Citroën C-Crosser as official team cars. I digress...

This year marks the eighth season for Liquigas and which will will open in a few days in Australia at the Tour Down Under, January 17-22.

The team has three leaders: Ivan Basso, Vncenzo Nibali and Peter Sagan. Basso and Nibali will point to stage and overall wins in the grand tours while Sagan, from Slovakia, will point to victories in the one day classics but as part of his development he will start in the Tour de France (he won three stage victories in the Vuelta last year).

For most of the races the riders will use the Cannondale SuperSix EVO. For time trials the team will use the new Slice Aero RS. For the pavé classics, where comfort plays a key role, the team will use the Synapse Hi-MOD with SAVE PLUS, the newly redesigned micro suspension system.

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